Nieman Marcus Spread

This recipe was sent in to us from Cheryl and we were told it is So Good.  This would be the perfect way to jazz up those celery sticks on the Easter dinner relish tray or for a dinner party and served with crackers. 1 cup Mayonnaise 1 cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 1 […]

AMERICANA – Key Lime Pie Bites

Here are the luscious Key Lime Pie Bites from AMERICANA Restaurant and Lounge in Des Moines, IA.  When we made these at home we cut them into small pie shaped slices but you could easily trim the round pan edges off and cut them into squares or small rectangles.  This is a favorite item to […]

AJ’s Steak De Burgo

Steak – if you are going to go out for steak you want it to be great as there is nothing more disappointing than looking into the eyes of the one across the table and saying, “Gosh honey, we can make a better steak at home.” And, sadly, that has happened to me more than […]

Greg’s Apple Crumble Coffee Cake

Here we have an Apple Crumble Coffee Cake from Greg.  This is perfect for breakfast or brunch!  I want to mention that Greg and Kristi recently launched a new website for their Competition BBQ and Catering business. Check them out at While there – for sure – check out the “merch” link where you […]

Cheryl’s Earthquake Cake

This recipe was sent into us from Cheryl.  Here is what she has to say about this recipe….. When using a 9×13 pan as the recipe says, this usually runs over the cake pan for me, so, if I remember, I put some foil on the rack below the pan to save on clean up, […]

Kristina’s Rum Cake

This is fun to serve during the holidays.  Or, this is also great to serve during family or business gatherings where the topic of conversation could get tense!  Now a couple things to keep in mind – it seems it is hard these days to find a pre-packaged cake mix that does not include pudding […]

Suzanne’s Easy Breakfast Casserole

Here is an easy breakfast casserole from Suzanne that is great for those busy weekends or brunch family gatherings. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In skillet over medium heat, brown and drain….. 1 pound ground pork sausage Add prepared sausage to baking dish that has been sprayed with non stick spray and gently toss with….. […]

Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

In Italian restaurants scattered all over Des Moines, IA most serve a house dressing that is either a creamy parmesan or creamy garlic salad dressing.  This is so good that when you order it in the restaurant, well, I know a woman who orders it on the side because she feels she gets more of […]

Stuffed Green Peppers

Here is another great recipe from Mike who shared his competition winning Beer Cheese Soup recipe with us awhile back.  This is another family favorite that he prepares for his wife and boys. Being careful to not cut the opening too large, wash then stem, core and remove seeds from….. 6 large green peppers …..and […]

Greg’s Chili

Greg and I went back and forth about posting a chili recipe. Greg said….. Chili is tricky because people are particular on how it tastes, from mild to set your mouth on fire. And then there is the whole beans or no beans debate. For this recipe we use Original Rotel but one could get […]